In the wake of recent bandhs and agitations in the state, around hundreds of likeminded people across the state have thronged at Keishampat today and organized a candle light vigil.
One of the participant identified as Rakesh said that bandh and general strikes in the state has created resentment among the public.
An estimated revenue loss of Rs 35 Crores happens each day whenever a bandh/strike is called in Manipur and till now there have been almost 71 days of bandh called in 2016. The worst affected ones during this period are the daily wage earners, he said.
Civil society organizations are imposing bandh and general strike to attain their goals, however they never achieve it through this conventional means of imposing public bandh, said the participant.
He also urged civil bodies to avoid calling bandh, general strikes and any forms of restriction in view of the sufferings faced by the people and society.
Candle light vigil to promote peace in Manipur held